Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

This week's flicks features attendees at the Metro-Manhattan Chapter of The Links, Incorporated ninth biannual fundraising soiree recently held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
Inez N. Richardson, chapter president also served as Gala Honorary Chair. More than 600 guests came dressed to the proverbial nines for the elegant afternoon affair.

Karen and Darryl Towns, Dr. Joan Adams, Peter Adams, & Hazel Dukes

Hope Knight, Carla Harris, & Charlene Jackson

Candice Cook, Len Burnett, & Cheryl Joyner

Alma Rangel & Rep. Charles Rangel

Brenda Blackmon

 Robin Alston, Nissa Booker, Kim Caoxum, Danyale Price

Monica Azare

LaShann Dearcy Hall, Inez Richardson, & Kimberly Davis

Kim Jasmin (left) accepting the award on behalf of JP Morgan Chase

Valerie Lancaster Beal (left), Inez Richardson, Anna Maria Bishop, Martha Cameron and Hazel Dukes

Michelle Patterson, former New York State First Lady

Caroline Taylor Ellerson with LaShann DeArcey Hall and Monica Azare Davenport

Keisha Sutton-James and guest

The event's proceeds will support the chapter’s community based programs and initiatives to prepare students for college-readiness, reduce health disparities, advance arts education and build leadership in the Greater Harlem community. Some distinguished guests in attendance included: Rep. Charles Rangel; Rev. Al Sharpton, activist and MSNBC contributor; Darryl C. Towns, CEO, NYS Homes and Community Renewal; Rosalyn Brock, NAACP Chairman of the Board; Earl Graves, Sr., founder and publisher of Black Enterprise magazine; George Faison, Tony Award winning choreographer and former Alvin Ailey dancer; Kathleen Battle, opera singer; Brenda Blackmon, anchor of WWOR-TV; Barbara Smith, restaurateur and lifestyle expert; b Michael, fashion designer; and Rev. Franklyn Richardson, Sr. Pastor, Grace Baptist Church; H. Carl McCall, former NY State Comptroller; Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller, Michelle Paterson, former First Lady of New York; Arva Rice, president, NY Urban League, and Len Burnett, Co-CEO, Group Publisher at Uptown Media Group.

LaShann DeArcy Hall served as the Gala Dinner Chair. The Honorary Committee were Monica Azare Davenport, Kimberly Davis, Hazel N. Dukes, Caroline Taylor Ellerson, Toni Fay, Carla Harris, Brenda Neal, Chrystie B. Price and Danyale Price. 

Congratulations to my Sister Links of the Metro-Manhattan Chapter on a successful event!

Friday, December 14, 2012

I Just Can't Today

I'm going to defer Friday's Fabulous Flicks until next week good people.

I just can't do it today...

The news of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut has my brain in shut down mode. This is after two shootings of young Black males under the guise of "stand your ground" laws, the Sandusky child rape scandal that rocked Penn State, and scores of other innocent children being harmed ---- it's just simply too much to bear for me.

I just want to crawl under the covers and cry.  

Honest to God, it feels like we've been ending the year on a really crazy "note" for several years now. 
Am I the only one that feels that way?!

Whether you have children or serve as a mentor, give a child an extra tight hug today.

We'll get back to our regular chattery next week. 

May God bless and keep us until then. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday's Fabulous Flick

This week's flick features Jonelle Procope with super designer Diane von Furstenberg attending "The Cosmo 100 - New York’s 100 Most Influential Women" luncheon in New York City recently. 

Proceeds from the event will aid victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Step One is Showing Up

The number one question I receive is "how can I become a Socialite/raise my social profile?"

Until recently, many people thought this question was superficial. But with the rise of reality television coupled with a difficult economy, many more people have learned that elevating one's social profile can have positive financial benefits - if managed appropriately.

Well good people, there's no magic in step one - showing up. In showing up, you open yourself up for opportunities to come your way. It's important to be seen and network outside of your "9-5."

I'm going to resurrect some of my previous posts about strategic social, face to face networking. I'll also chat a little more about showing up real soon.